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Have you hit this road hazard on Ponce?

Motorists on Ponce consistently swerve and change lanes to avoid this safety hazard.

There is an ill-fitted top to a water pipe on Ponce de Leon Avenue that maybe you’ve seen. It extends upward from the road almost two inches causing motorists to swerve dangerously in order to miss it.

Those that would make contact would definitely be in risk of a blown tire.

The safety hazard is in the far right lane of the three westbound lanes on Ponce between the and the Goodyear Midtown Tire business located at 411 Ponce de Leon Ave. When traffic is light, motorists maneuver out of the lane to avoid it.

However when traffic is heavy in all three lanes, as it gets when cars are stopped at the light at Ponce and Charles Allen Drive just before the hazard, motorists in the far right lane often swerve to avoid the pipe top, coming dangerously close to making contact with vehicles in the middle lane.

Have you seen this hazard? Have you hit it? Midtown Patch will be sending the pictures accompanying this article to the City of Atlanta Department of Public Works to see if something can be done about it.

Have you seen other road hazards that compromise safety in the Midtown area? Let us know and we’ll investigate.

jbecker419 April 09, 2012 at 02:58 AM
I hit it last night. I now have a flat tire.
Clicker April 09, 2012 at 01:40 PM
Looks like a simple fix; nothing that three days of road closure, 9 unionized Dept. of Public Works employees (1 undocumented worker to do the actual work and 8 to supervise) and about $25,000 can't fix. But vote for that T-SPLOST! Give the government more money to spend wisely!

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